Touch Football Australia (TFA) is proud to be supporting Headspace Day today in support of National Mental Health Week.
This national day of awareness is about ensuring every young person in Australia has access to youth friendly, mental health services no matter where they live. Led by headspace, the campaign is dedicated to improving the wellbeing of young Australians.
Every year, a quarter of all young people in Australia will experience mental health issues. Yet even amongst those with severe mental health problems, only 50% receive professional help. Headspace offers a youth-friendly service that minimises the barriers young people experience when seeking access to professional help.
Headspace has centres across Australia, in addition to numerous online resources. The purpose of Headspace Day is to increase awareness of the services and resources available to you people.
To support headspace day, TFA will be sharing personal mental health tips on place cards, these will then be shared through our social media channels.
The aim of this initiative is to help generate and share ideas so that young people can see the many different ways to maintain a healthy headspace.
TFA encourages everyone to join with us in supporting this campaign and contributing to the conversation by filling out your own place card.
“We whole hearted support HEADSPACE Day and the fantastic work that HEADSPACE does helping those suffering with mental health issues, especially youth. Within our sport we have 387,000 youth participants nationally, thankfully Headspace are there to support any who may be experiencing mental health issues.” Steve Mitchell, Touch Football Australia CEO
To find out more about headspace, click here
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If you need someone to talk to contact headspace on 1800 650 890